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Travelling from London to Rome by train

It may not be the first mode of transport that comes to mind but taking the train from London to Rome means you can forget about waiting around in the airport terminal, stretch out in comfortable seating and admire the European countryside from your window along the way.

It takes around half a day to travel from London to Rome by train, during which you get to experience high-speed travel on Eurostar, TGV and Trenitalia or Italo trains. You can even break the journey up along the way with a stopover in Paris or Milan. Once you arrive into Roma Termini, it’s just a five-minute walk to the nearest attraction – Baths of Diocletian – the ancient Roman public baths. Feeling inspired? Keep reading for train times, tickets and journey information.

London to Rome by train

It takes an average of 28h 11m to travel from London to Rome by train, over a distance of around 889 miles (1431 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from London to Rome and tickets for this journey start from €113.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 21h 39m
PriceFrom €113.80
Distance889 miles (1431 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationRome
Changes4 changes

London to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Rome for Thursday 13th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:01 London St-Pancras10:11 Roma TerminiEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets21h 10m, 5 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street09:40 Roma TerminiSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets35h 38m, 9 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras10:11 Roma TerminiEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets21h 10m, 5 changes
11:04 London St-Pancras10:11 Roma TerminiEurostar 9126 Eurostar Get tickets22h 7m, 5 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras12:40 Roma TiburtinaEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets23h 39m, 5 changes
21:02 London Liverpool Street05:43 Roma OstienseSchnellzug 15140 Greater Anglia Get tickets31h 41m, 7 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras10:40 Roma TerminiEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets21h 39m, 5 changes
20:00 London Liverpool Street09:40 Roma TerminiSchnellzug 41187 Greater Anglia Get tickets36h 40m, 9 changes
21:07 London Liverpool Street23:21 Milano Porta GaribaldiSchnellzug 41781 Greater Anglia Get tickets25h 49m, 9 changes
12:01 London St-Pancras10:11 Roma TerminiEurostar 9060 Eurostar Get tickets21h 10m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from London to Rome

The price of train tickets from London to Rome starts at €113.80 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from London to Rome by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Rome? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Rome take?

The average journey time by train between London and Rome is 28 hours and 11 minutes, with around 3 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Rome is 21 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Rome cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Rome can start from as little as €113.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London to Rome?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Rome. Travelling from London to Rome by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

What time does the first train from London to Rome leave?

The first train from London to Rome leaves at 12:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Rome leave?

The last train from London to Rome leaves at 08:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Rome by train?

Trains travelling from London to Rome cover a distance of around 889 miles (1431 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/13/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/19/2021 for travel on 04/19/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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